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Africans to Spanish America : expanding the diaspora

Africans to Spanish America : expanding the diaspora

Author: Sherwin K Bryant; Rachel Sarah O'Toole; Ben Vinson, III
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, 2014.
Series: The new black studies series
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Exploring the connections between colonial Latin American historiography and the scholarship on the African Diaspora in the Spanish empires, Africans to Spanish America points to the continuities as well as disjunctures between the two fields of study. While a majority of the research on the colonial diaspora focuses on the Caribbean and Brazil, analysis of the regions of Mexico and the Andes open up new questions  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sherwin K Bryant; Rachel Sarah O'Toole; Ben Vinson, III
ISBN: 9780252080012 0252080017 0252036638 9780252036637 0252093712 9780252093715
OCLC Number: 872736740
Notes: Originally published: 2012.
Description: 288 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
part 1. Complicating identity in the African diaspora to Spanish America: The shape of a diaspora : the movement of Afro-Iberians to Colonial Spanish America / Leo Garofalo --
African diasporic ethnicity in Mexico City to 1650 / Frank "Trey" Proctor --
To be free and Lucumí : Ana de la Calle and making African diaspora identities in colonial Peru / Rachel Sarah O'Toole --
part 2. Royal subjects, loyal Christians, and saints in the alley: Between the cross and the sword : religious conquest and maroon legitimacy in Colonial Esmeraldas / Charles Beatty-Medina --
Afro-Mexican saintly devotion in a Mexico City alley / Joan C. Bristol --
"The Lord walks among the pots and pans" : religious servants of colonial Lima / Nancy E. van Deusen --
part 3. Comparisons and whitening revisited : race and gender in colonial Cuba: Whitening revisited : nineteenth-century Cuban counterpoints / Karen Y. Morrison --
Tensions of race, gender, and midwifery in colonial Cuba / Michele Reid-Vazquez --
African American experience in comparative perspective : the current question of the debate / Herbert S. Klein.
Series Title: The new black studies series
Responsibility: edited by Sherwin K. Bryant, Rachel Sarah O'Toole and Ben Vinson, III.


Expands the diaspora framework to include Mexico, Peru, Ecuador, and Cuba, exploring the connections and disjunctures between colonial Latin America and the African diaspora in the Spanish empires.  Read more...


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"A pioneering effort to write the history of Africans in colonial Spanish America using the African diaspora paradigm. The authors fully demonstrate the considerable potential of this Read more...

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